Turn Wastewater Into Value
  • High-Tech Gründerfonds

    High-Tech Gründerfonds

    High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) invests in high potential high-tech companies. Investors in this public/private partnership include the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, the KfW Banking Group, as well as strategic corporate inves- tors including ALTANA, BASF, Bayer, B. Braun, Robert Bosch, CEWE, Daimler, Deutsche Post DHL, Deutsche Telekom, Evo- nik, Lanxess, media + more venture Beteiligungs GmbH & Co. KG, METRO, Qiagen, RWE Innogy, SAP, Tengelmann and Carl Zeiss.
  • VNG Innovation

    VNG Innovation

    VNG Innovation GmbH is a 100% subsidiary of VNG – Verbundnetz Gas AG, a natural gas wholesaler and energy services company. It was founded in 2015 in order to enter strategic partnerships with technology companies that can help VNG AG improve their bottom line in the medium to long term. Their fields of interest include energy efficiency, energy storage, energy transformation, digitalization, mobility and sustainability.
  • bamac Ventures

    bamac Ventures

    bamac Ventures invests in young companies with innovative and sustainable sustainable products and technologies. They assist with capital, network and experience in entrepreneurship – as partners and without unnecessary formalisms. bamac Ventures is active in the fields of mechanical engineering, real estate, health care and water treatment.
  • CBC Group

    CBC Group

    CBC Group is a family-owned company founded in 1925. About 2.800 employees create value for our customers in Chemical Trading, Life and Healthcare Products and Imaging & Information Technology - 38 offices in 17 countries global sales in total generate a value of 1,2 billion €. The focus of CBC Group is to bring new energy-efficient and sustainable solutions to the market by providing a global sales and marketing network to companies with unique technologies.

  • Lute Broens

    Lute Broens

    Lute is an expert in bringing new water technologies to the market. He is the founder of X-Flow, a membrane manufacturing company that was recently sold for €700 million to Pentair. He possesses the technical expertise and has a huge network of partners, investors, potential customers and researchers.
  • Detlef Taprogge

    Detlef Taprogge

    Detlef Taprogge serves as Managing Partner of TAPROGGE GmbH, the international market leader for specialized solutions for efficiency and availability improvements in large-scale water circuits of thermal power plants and seawater desalination plants. He was Chairman of the Board of Directors of DME e.V. during many years. Additionally, he has been active as a member of the board of directors, supervisory and advisory board for a number of technology companies in the international Cleantech sector.
  • Bruno Steis

    Bruno Steis

    Bruno Steis has more than 30 years professional experience in leading functions, both in large corporations and small technology firms. He worked as a Senior Manager at Siemens, thereof 10 years as Senior Investment Partner at SVC. During this time he was responsible for numerous investments in technology start-ups, which he controlled and advised as Supervisory Board member. In 2008, he moved from the Chairman position of inge AG to the Executive Management, where he served as CEO until 2015. In 2016, Mr. Steis founded his own consulting company, Gray Fox Consulting GmbH, focusing on strategy consulting, business development and financing of technology start-ups in the field of environmental technology.